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Julie Doiron – Goodnight Nobody

Julie Doiron was formerly bass player with psychedelic folksters Eric’s Trip. Since they split in the late 1990s, she’s embarked upon motherhood, photography, and a slightly hesitant solo career.

Like her previous two solo albums, Goodnight Nobody offers sparse, intimate and rather morose lo-fi-folk.

“Snow Falls In November” is on a par with Damon & Naomi’s finest, while “Dirty Feet”‘s hallucinogenic ambience showcases Doiron’s knack for affecting, minimal arrangements. Unfortunately, she doesn’t sustain the initial magic as her flat, characterless voice begins to grate. Too often, Doiron simply moans, forgetting the melancholy.